Connecting to Wireless (lsuguest)

  

The LSU wireless guest network is for the exclusive use of official guests to the university. LSU faculty and staff can create guest accounts at netguest.lsu.edu.

lsuguest Network Settings


SSID: lsuguest
Network Type: Infrastructure (or Access Point)
TCP/IP: DHCP
Data Encryption: none
 

Connecting to lsuguest


The lsuguest network requires user authentication in the form of a web portal. To connect, find lsuguest on your computer in the list of available wireless networks and select it. Open a browser and wait to be redirected to the authentication home page. Provide your user credentials and click submit. You should now have access to the network.

This screenshot shows the LSU Guest Network login window.
 

Web Redirection and Certificate Issues


When connecting to lsuguest, our system attempts to redirect your browser to our authentication page. Specific settings on browsers can prevent this from happening. Please check the settings below and correct as needed:

Internet Explorer
1. Click on Tools--> Internet Options --> Connections --> LAN Settings and make sure all boxes are unchecked
2. Close your browser and open a new one. You should now be properly routed to the authentication page.

Firefox
1. Tools--> Options--> Advanced--> Network--> Connections Settings, select "Direct connection to the Internet"
2. Close your browser and open a new one. You should now be properly routed to the authentication page.

Safari
1. Click on Safari --> Preferences --> Advanced --> Proxies --> Proxy Settings, under "select a proxy server to configure", ensure that no boxes are checked. 
2. Close your browser and open a new one. You should now be properly routed to the authentication page.

In addition, certificate errors are common when connecting to lsuguest.  This is due to the fact that we use an intermediate certificate and some browsers are unable to tie this to the certificate authority. If your browser complains that the certificate cannot be validated, ignore this error and continue to the authentication page.
 

A Note About Security


The lsuguest network is unencrypted. Data transmissions on this network can be easily monitored and captured. The transmission of sensitive data over this network is discouraged. I

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